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"This documentary explores the nature of prejudice in a dramatic third-grade classroom experiment conducted in a small Midwestern town, a town without ghettos, blacks, or campus unrest. It demonstrates how quickly wholesome, friendly schoolchildren can be infected with the ugly virus of discrimination that leads to frustration, broken friendships, and vicious behavior. Host and narrator is Bill Buetel of ABC News" -- accompanying synopsis.
This movie is part of the collection: Ephemeral VHS
Production Company: The Center For Humanities
Sponsor: Internet Archive
Keywords: vhs; race relations; children's education
Subject: Eye of the Storm
This is a very important film. I truly wish some politicians I can think of would watch this. After this film was made, for some years afterward, teachers across the US did the same experiment with their classes. It was effective but some "parent's groups" killed some of them. Now, I can't think of any school where this is done. It's not that prejudice has gone away, it's just that it's still hard to fight and those who need the lesson the most are the first to stand and say it's their "first ammendment God-given right" to say some of these things about people who are African American, Native American, Gay or undoccumented immigrants. I hope all who watch this suggest it to their friends. It is dated but still very chilling.